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Macitentan

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Endothelin Receptor Antagonist Opsumit Adult

Macitentan - What is it for

Macitentan is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Every individual may respond to treatment in different ways. It is important that patients have realistic expectations of what the treatment can do.

It lowers the pressure in the pulmonary arteries (the blood vessels that transfer oxygen from the lungs to the blood) by blocking the effects of endothelin. It may have the potential to reverse some of the damage done by the condition. This should also improve symptoms such as breathlessness and increase your ability to exercise.

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  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Heart Centre Singapore

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